Make Your Wishes Known
and Learn about Hospice and Supportive/Concurrent Care Programs
with Debbie Washburn, RN, Clinical Service Director, North Hawaii Hospice
Megan McCaffrey, MSW, Social Worker, North Hawaii Hospice
Bobbi Bryant, Volunteer Coordinator, North Hawaii Hospice
Wednesday, June 29th
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Tutu’s House, Kamuela
FREE and Open to the Public
Planning ahead is an important way to stay in control of your future, especially when it comes to making health care decisions.
What kind of care would you want (or not want) if you were seriously ill, or at the end of your life? What would happen if you couldn’t speak for yourself? Who would make health care decisions on your behalf? What type of health care services are available?
A common misconception is that health care directives are only for the ill or elderly. Did you know that once you turn 18, even your parent is not legally authorized to make difficult health care decisions for you unless you’ve assigned that person in advance as your health care proxy?
Whether you’re 18 or 100, it is important to make your wishes known in advance.
Prevent confusion, reduce the stress of loved ones, and ensure you receive the care you want, by giving your family a gift . . . your advance directives!
To find out more, attend an informational session on (Wednesday, June 29th, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.). The Hawaii state advance directive forms and instructions for completing them will be provided.
ADVANCE DIRECTIVES and Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Debbie, Megan, and Bobbi from North Hawaii Hospice encourage all members of our community to attend this informational session to receive the latest resources on making your wishes known. Content includes: Advance Directives for Healthcare, Living Wills, Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST), and planning for care at the end of life.
Hospice and Supportive/Concurrent Care Programs
Learn what types of care servcies are available for someone who is chronically or seriously ill. Find out how you can help those in need of care. Explore volunteer opportunities at North Hawaii Hospice – helping with patient care, in the office, or at events.